Bertha, Sugar Magnolia, I'm A King Bee, Beat It On Down The Line, Casey Jones, Hard To Handle, Greatest Story Ever Told-> Johnny B. Goode, Next Time You See Me-> Loser, Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One, Playin' In The Band, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away Uncle John's Band,
-- The hiss in the first minute of Sugar Mags is due to low levels on the Master Reel.
-- The setlist on the Dat does not match Deadlists.
-- Benefit for the Sufi Choir of San Francisco, who also opened the show.
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January 15, 2013 Subject:
To Mr. Charlie Miller - thank you once again for making this show complete and taking your time to make everything sound beautiful. This is an easy show to overlook, as there were so many great ones in '71....for this era, Spring '71, you're not going to find a lot of shows with blow-you-through-the-wall psychedelics; this is simply a series of excellently played tunes.
They forgot the organ, so the band is at their 4-piece best (with that essential 5th coming in right when needed). Highlights include King Bee (w/ Pig on harp, yowww!), the Other One (drifting, easy, mellow), Hard to Handle (listen to Jer and Bobby play off one another here)....but the entire show is played wonderfully. Short but sweet.
April 5, 2006 Subject:
Combining the two shows listed 3-24-71, with a little bit of mixing and matching, you can complete the setlist shown. The show labeled "SOUNDBOARD full show" is, if not all, mostly there, but out of order.
Great show by the way. as usual.
January 10, 2006 Subject:
Great Show Spring 1971
Fantastic fun night at Winterland. A month after the fabled Port Chester run, we have what could be an outstanding Dick's Pick's. 'Johnny B. Goode' appeared on 'Skull and Roses', one would wonder if the whole show is in the vault on multi-track masters.
Wonderful to have a 'King Bee', fantastic 'Hard to Handle'. One of the outstanding Pig Pen performances of his last 2 years with the band.
November 1, 2005 Subject:
Phil Missed This One...
O.K. kids, let's get this straight. This really is the best Hard To Handle EVER! The version on The Phil Zone, as well as ALL others, pales by comparison. The combination of Phil climbing the fretboard and Jerry's bending of strings to climax Jerry's solo simply cannot be clearly spoken about. It just has to be listened to. Pig's vocals are RIGHT ON and a pleasure to listen to. The music here does all the talking. Bobby lays down a nice solo to begin the break from Pig's vocals. One of his best solos ever. The real highlight begins after Bob's solo sets things up so nicely. The intensity of Phils chording and Jerry's 1971 guitar tone is... er... intense. One literally breathes a sigh of relief once they go back into the vocals. That's how intense Jerry and Phil made the solo in this version... everything exactly perfect. Much like any extreme pleasure, one can only handle so much until exhaustion sets in.
The Truckin>Drums>Other One is also a pleasure. The other songs are all standout versions including an all too rare King Bee. Even the stage banter shows the boys to be in a very up beat mood. If you're a Dead Head you Simply gotta own this CD. There is a little bit of everything here that makes us love The Dead so much. Need I say more?
September 16, 2005 Subject:
Hard To Handle....
Heavy on the bass like lots of recordings from '71-77....well,and there's debate on that....but, the Hard To Handle is interesting in that Phil starts out with the "jam" that later became B A D F#...but here Phil is playin' B A F# E...and this is clearly not as cool as what is to come later. The band is hot! 1971 can easily be underrated with with two following years being so good, and 1970 being so groundbreaking (at least Jan. thru May). Download!
September 16, 2005 Subject:
Nice to have the complete show. Great early version of Bertha. Good quality too.